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Social Worker, MSW

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South Riverdale Community Health Centre

SALARY RANGE: $62,667 - $73,726

The South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service Centre that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of East Toronto.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary agency, the Social Worker - MSW has responsibility to provide counselling, case management, facilitate community work and group work, and participate on community development initiatives.



  • Conduct client intake, including an initial assessment, responding to crisis situations and referring clients to resources
  • Perform clinical assessment of clients - individuals, couples and families
  • Develop client focused service plans, including goals, tasks required to achieve goals, clearly outlining client responsibilities, and others within their circle of care, in a defined timeframe
  • Provide counselling services in areas including, but not limited to grief, suicide prevention, health related matters, couples relations, depression, anxiety, and gender-based, age specific, race or immigration related abuse. Will also provide counselling support during crisis intervention and settlement support as needed
  • Build client capacity in essential life skills including, but not limited to conflict resolution, communication skills and assertiveness training
  • Advocate for client rights and benefits – as individuals, groups or communities.
  • Review intervention plans to ensure progress towards established goals
  • Terminate service when goals are achieved
  • Arrange case conferences as appropriate

Case Work

  • Ensure proper client registration
  • Perform functional assessments of clients
  • Identify and assess client needs
  • Plan appropriate interventions
  • Liaise with other relevant community and government agencies to provide appropriate services to clients
  • Build client capacity to problem solving, find and access appropriate services in their community
  • Advocate for individual and collective client rights and needs as appropriate
  • Monitor client progress towards established goals
  • Review intervention strategies to ensure progress towards goals
  • Terminate service when goals achieved

Group Work, Health promotion and Education

  • Identify client needs that are best addressed through group-based interventions
  • Support post-partum group
  • Collaborate with one’s colleagues and partners to plan and facilitate group sessions and required supports for specified groups
  • Evaluate effectiveness of group sessions/group process towards achieving established goals
  • Plan and deliver specific group sessions as requested by other community agencies, or SRCHC staff

Administration and Organizational Functions

  • Maintain up-to-date client files as specified in the organisation’s policy
  • Participate as a team member in all team functions - meetings, inter-team meetings, general staff meetings, team and program planning, team building activities and case conferences as appropriate
  • Ensure timely completion of all administrative tasks required of staff - including, but not limited to monthly expenditures, encounter forms
  • Develop and maintain professional competence
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Community Work

  • Network with other professional/agencies in the community to exchange information and ideas about community need
  • Identify the needs of the community
  • Prioritize the needs of the community
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet clients’ needs
  • Participate in community development project/committees in community/community events
  • Increase community awareness of SRCHC services by informing individual/agencies of centre services or client needs
  • Organize community events


  • Master’s in Social Work from a recognized university or a Master’s degree in a related field as well as
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a community-based human service organization
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current assessment and psychosocial counselling techniques for individuals, families and groups
  • Strong knowledge of immigration and settlement challenges, viewed as determinants of health
  • Excellent knowledge of mental health – including perinatal care and refugee
  • Experience working with post-partum an asset
  • Ability to deal effectively with crises
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in a language relevant to the South Riverdale community is a benefit, in addition to English
  • Police clearance documentation will be required for employment

How to Apply

The deadline for applicants is November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Please mail in or drop off your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

The Hiring Committee
Social Worker MSW
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3

Or by email to:

Please enter “Social Worker MSW” in the subject line of your email.

No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.

This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.

SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.